Slightly Savory Saturday

Black Bean Chicken with Rice 3 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp salt 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 tsp canola oil 1 can black beans 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup salsa 1 cups cooked rice 1. Combine chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and rub over chicken. 2. In non stick skillet brown chicken in oil on both sides. 3. Stir in beans and salsa. 4. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes. 5. Slice chicken and serve worth rice and bean … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Tacos in Pasta Shells 1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef 1 package dry taco seasoning 18-24 jumbo pasta shells 1 cup salsa 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese 1 cup crushed tortilla chips Toppings:  sour cream, avocados, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, black olives 1. In a large skillet brown beef over medium heat until no long pink. Drain and add taco seasoning packet and water according to the packet directions. 2. Meanwhile bring to boil in a … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

A quick recipe today to serve as a yummy side to almost any meal that you want to complement.   Super simple with few ingredients = winner in my book. Snappy Pea Pods 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 TBSP sesame oil 3/4 pound fresh or frozen snap peas 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper In a large skillet, saute mushrooms and the onion in oil until crisp-tender.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil: cover and … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Banana bread has always been a favorite in this household and I finally have a recipe that turns out perfect every single time.  It is easy and takes little work to get mixed up and in the oven.  Next time you have some overripe bananas this is the recipe for you. Ingredients: 4 ripe bananas, mashed 1/3 cup melted butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp cinnamon Preheat oven to 350 degrees. … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Don't you just love a good salad?  I know I do and I found a recipe by The Pioneer Woman --Ree Drummond that I tweaked a bit to suit my tastes.  Easy and tasty with a bit of a kick--this Kale Citrus Salad is a great addition to any meal as a side or as a meal in itself.   Kale Citrus Salad Ingredients: 1 bunch kale, leaves torn off stalks and cut into small pieces 1 whole jalapeño, seeds taken out and sliced very thinly 2 tangerines or clementines or orange---I used … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

I love a good crockpot meal.  I love the ease and the convenience of sticking something in it in the morning and having it all done for dinner later without any fuss.  If you are like me you will love this recipe because it is super easy and yummy. First off---you need to have a crock pot and as usual, I had a problem.  You see I downsized awhile ago and got rid of my larger 6 quart crock pot.  For this recipe I needed it and I had this craving.  So off I went to remedy the … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

This is a super simple chicken recipe that I have found is a great main dish to prepare anytime. With so few ingredients it is a winner  in our house. Garlic Chicken 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 4 cloves garlic--minced (I used minced garlic from a jar since I did not have any fresh on hand) 4 TBSP brown sugar 1 TBSP olive oil 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  LIne baking dish with foil and spar with cooking spray. 2. Saute garlic with olive oil until tender. (I was a … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

One of the easiest recipes around and tastes fabulous!  Give it a try! Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 TBSP unsalted butter 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup 1 can chicken broth (14 oz) 1 medium white onion, chopped 1 can flaky refrigerator biscuits --you will use 4 of these Place thawed chicken in crock pot and top with butter. Add cream of chicken soup and diced onions. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8 hours. … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Asparagus and Orange and Sesame Ingredients 4 portions, 6-8 ounces each, mahi mahi filets salt and pepper 2 limes, juiced 3 Tablespoons dark tamari soy sauce 2 inches fresh ginger root, grated 1 tablespoon canola oil 20 blades fresh chives or 3 scallions, thinly sliced for garnish 1 to 1/1/2 pounds thin asparagus spears 2 navel oranges 1 inch fresh ginger root 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds Directions Preheat grill pan to over … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

A tasty quick and easy dish that is nice enough to serve company!   Enjoy! Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes salt to taste 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth 2 TBSP reduced sodium soy sauce 2 TBSP corn starch 2 TBSP water 1 TBSP canola oil 1 bunch asparagus 6 cloves garlic, chopped 1 TBSP fresh ginger 3 TBSP lemon juice 4 ounces fresh mushrooms (optional) Directions 1. Lightly season … [Read more...]